The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 2, 1952 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 2, 1952
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BLTTBEV1LLE (ARK.T COTTIER TUESDAY, DEC.-8, Four-Platoon Spartans Reign At Top After Splendid Season By KI) CORRIGAN NEW YORK (AL>) — Michigan State', the only four-platoon team in the land, today reigned as the nation's No. 1 college football team. Biggie Munn's devastating Spar- ifau, wllh a 24-g»me winning slreak ibetiind them, captured first place til the final Associated Press poll A'tt -the season by » wide margin /l|Ov*TJ Georgia Tech. Ihe nation's jienly-other major unbeaten team. if i Michigan Slalo begins operations |i ki'tha Big Ten next year, and Its H *o« can take some heart (rom f'j Munn's comments on the team's . 1953 prospects. .; "We lose 19 key men," he said. " "R Is very doubtful whether we ' will be as good. You can't lose 19 . key men and expect very much." Michigan Blate will receive the O'Donnell Trophy, awarded each y««r U> the team that lakes No. 1 spot In Ihe final poll. "This Is tho first such honor !or Michigan State and I am thrilled." said Munn. "The honor really be- kings to'the players and assistant coaches on my staff. The Father O'Donnell Trophy is one we will cherish forever." The trophy was donated by Ihe Notre Dame Monogram Club in remembrance of the late Hev. J. Hugh O'Donnell, » former player and president of the university. Tennessee won it last/year. Michigan State garnered 2,683 points lo 2,249 for Georgia Tech on the ballots of 271 of the nation's eportswrllers and sportscasters. They were tabulated on the usual system of 10 for first place, nine for'second-and so on; State coral- Jed 207, first-place votes lo 36 for the Engineers. ;( Third place wcnt'lo Notre Dame "' «nd fourth to Oklahoma. Southern ?i California was fifth, UCI.A sixth, I Mississippi : seventh. Tennessee ' eighth, Alabama ninth and Texas i'i 10th. t Michigan Slate disappointed no- il' body with Its fine showing. Mimn's 'I) lads were picked as the potential * top team In the pre-season Asso \- claled Press poll, and except for tlj the second week, when Wisconsin Jj r.anked No. 1, they wcie on top. It Munn never used fewer'lhan 38 " players in any' gome, and in two contests he cleaned his bench of *11 61 players in uniform, a move which gave him also six platoons, Leaden' The leaders (first-place, votes In parentheses): 1. Michigan State (207) 2,683 2. Georgia Tech <36) 2,24ft Notre Dnme'(4) l.r" Oklahoma' 111) 1,685 Southern California (2); .1.404 UCLA 1) , .983 Mississippi 3) : .B50 Tennessee ..78: Alabama 63? Texas ..' 45- Second - 10: 11. Wisconsin 281 !2.-Tulsa 3) 145 18. Maryland ...-. .....3' 14. Syracuse 56 15. Florida .....;... 55 16. Duke 17. Ohio Stale 45 18. Purdue ...'.... 45 19. Princeton 44 20. Kentucky.....: 4 Others receiving votes: Virginia Navy, Penn Stale 1),•'Villnnovn Minnesota, Holy Cross, Houston Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Call fornla, Missouri, Pittsburgh, Mis slsslppl State, Yale, Rice, Missis sippl Southern, Michigan. Oklahoma Mother Shares Vessels' Joy By C3KNK KINN'KV OKLAHOMA CITY, (AP) — When they hand the Eleisman Trophy to Oklahoma halfback Hilly Vessels in New York tonight, an Oklahoma City mother will he sifting quietly it home — away from the cheers but proud of her pfirt in ringing him recognition as Uie outstanding .college football player of 1952. ' LITTLE ROCK W — Some guys iave nil the luck. Just look at Fritz Ehren, (he /oung man who graduated from TJie College of The Ozarks the ther day. Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference football coaches voted 1m the most outstanding back in fie league. He also lettered In laseball ami track. He was prcsi- cnl of his college's Student Cover nent, and fellov; students elected 1m the most hondsome, most iQpular and best all around man n the campus. A most eligible bachelor, you ay? No indeed. He nnd the former unnlta Blackard were married wo years ago. And the part she played, accord- ng fo Vessels himself, was Just as mportant as that of Oklahoma coach Bud Wilkinson, acknowledged master of the splH-T^ She is Mrs. C. B. Rountree, a vivacious strawberry blonde whose lusbnnd ts a prominent Oklahoma ifty doctor. "My second coach," the 21-ycar- oM Vessels called her. "She knows more about football than most men," ' Vessels grew up amidst 'modest surroundings nt Cleveland, Okla., one of a family of live children. Since his enrollment at the University of Oklahoma 1 in 1949, he made his home with the Armorel, Missco Split Pair of Tilts Armorel and Missco broke even in two senior basketball games played Friday night nt Ml.ssco, with Missco Inking the girls giime 47-33, and Armorel capturing the boyfl, contest 42-39. High score tn the gtrls game was taken by Htidson of Annorel with 27 points, fn the bnys game, Brad- Rountrees here. Came With Sniu "Billy carne home from cummer I camp nt Lake Hubert, Minn., four years ago with Charles and Joseph (her sons, 17 and 14) and has been with us ever since," Mrs. Rountree explained. "I love him and so do Ihe boys. We've never' been sorry." Charles admits that Wilkinson, who was assistant director of the camp, saw Vessels' possibilities, but he likes to think he discovered him. When Vessels was notified of his selection for the Hclsman Trophy, he was quick lo give all credit to Wilkinson nnd Mrs. Rountrce. "They made me what I am — bolh on and all the field," he said. Wilkinson lakes charge during the' season, and his "second conch" the rest of the" time. Mrs. Rountree describes herself us a hard taskmaster, with a lively gridiron Interest that began 30' years ago as « Sooner co-nd. Now vice president of the alumni association, she has held Ihe same'.stadium seal. 1 ; since 1923. won • top honors [ho Missco girls \vns Glr'dlcy • with 21. and high lor Mlisco boys was Simmons with 17. sliaw of ArmorcL with 21 polntfi. High score for Starting lineups: • Girls P08. ' Armortl Lott 4 Hudson 27 ... McCann 1 *.. M. Dyer 1 ... Odon . .....I F.'Dycr ..— Substitutes: Misscn . F . F cr . o 0 Ragland Clay Olrdley 21 . . Holmes .. . Stacks . Simpson Armorel — Webb, —Jones; Missco—Christian. Garner, Cook. Armorel Ashmore 1 .. Dyer 1 . Brndshnw 21 Cnrmon B .. Dixon 5 .... Boys To s. . F .. . F .. . C .. . G .. . O .. Missco ... ,. Hell 8 ... Griffin 7 Vuucannon 3 . Simmons 17 Dnvis 2 Substitutes Mlssco-~Milter. Track Coach Was Star NEW YOFiK (API—Mike Dcvn- ney, new track coach of the Npll- rose A.A., WRS <i"Slc a cinder performer In his day. He u - as a middle distance star who completed for nmny NP.\V York athletic clubs from 1S08 to 1920. A veteran of World War I, Devancy starred In camp and Inter- allied competition. He was B member of the great 1920 and 1D24 U. S. Olympic teams. Lovrs Game Just love the game," she says, "and Billy is <v wonderful nntur'al athlete. I set high standards In morals, sportsmanship and scholarship nnd he's lived up to them. During his freshman year I saw that he studied and went out only on Saturday nlghls. •"I made him work out during summers, too, so that he was never out of condition. And when he'd come home after a game in which he'd marie two' or three touchdowns and ask my option of his 'performance, I'd ask htm "'What about that pass yoi dropped? What about (hat firs down; you didn't mnke? 1 " H wns.'imdcr such tutelage tha Vessels reached the lop In college football, recipient of the oulstand Ing individual award, leading Big Seven' Conference scorer with If touchdowns, one- of tbe nation's rushing leaders wllh more than 1,000 yards,;—-- . - To Vessnlsr an education major, Ihe award is : "What every foot ball player dreams of." Mrs. Rountree wishes, however, he could concentrate more on classwork nnr less on football in order to graduate next, spring or summer. "The excitement of football the last mouth has caused hhn to think of little else," she sntd I'll see to that. And he can do anything he wants lo—anything— whelher It's football or something else. The learns he's played agalns can tell you that." Drew Prospect? Add Red Drew of Alabama o speculation regarding the next .cad football coach at the Univcr- tty of Arkansas, Dcsplle (he fact that Drew erded the Crimson Tide to nine victories in 11 games Ihis year nd right into the Orange Bowl, here seems to he some question s to whether his Alabama contract vlll be renewed. The wolves, it cems, think he should have won em all — or, at. least, -should have beaten Tennessee, if not eorgia Tech! And one report is that Drew Is cd up wllh the situation at 'liscalonsa and may apply for the Arkansas Job regardless of what Bamn decides to do. Drew sought the Arkansas post brtck In, Ihe winter of 1945-46 and vas the lop contender for iC until 'ohn Barnhtll, the man who was ilred, appeared on tbe scene at UP. last minute. Drew then went to .llsslsslppl and ' his 1046 team -.panked Barnhill's Southwest Con- ercnce champion Razorbacks In >erhaps the year's most startling upset. No Defense .' Final Southwest Conference Eta- Istlr.s have been compiled and, as has been promised for some .tme, Ihe Raxorbacks wound up wilh the poorest defense. They ,'lelded 3;133 yards .to 10 opponents. That was nearly* 400 yards more than Texas A. fe M. gave up and 529 yards more generous than champion Texas. Arkansas ranked fourth often slvely— trailed by A. St M., SMU and TCU. The Porkers' Lamar McHan was fifth In passing and fourth In tola offense. Bob St. Pierre was th< BumsReadytoTradefor Simmons, Spahn By JOE HB1CII1.EK PHOENIX, Ariz. Wl — The Brooklyn Dodgers have prepared a pair of 3-for-2 package deals Involving top-flight players in an effort to. wrangle either Warren Spahn of the Boston Braves or Curl Simmons of the Philadelphia Phils, it was learned today. Recognizing the need of a starting southpaw pitcher to go nlong with the aging Preacher Roe in defense of their National f.cague championship, the Dodgers are quite willing to give up regular players for either of the pitchers, generally recognized as the best left-handers in the circuit. Three Driiftcd Toe Brooks, who sat by quietly yesterday as three of their betl;' minor league farmhands we.a plucked in the annual major league draft that opened the annual convention, have these package deals to offer: 1. Outfielders Carl Furillo, Andy PafXo and third baseman Billy Cox, all regulars, to the Braves for Spahn and outfielder Sid Gordon or: 2. First baseman Oil Hodaes, Furillo and Cox to the Phillies for Simmons and outfielder Del Ennls. Gordon and Ennls are right-handed power hitters. The Brooklyn- born Braves' left-fielder batted only .289 last season bill hammered 25 home runs, a goodly ntimbej: at Ebbels Field, where he was moved into the majors In 1942. He Is 3!. Ennls rapped 20 homers nnd drove in 106 runs on a .291 batting mark. He Is only 27. The Dodgers were more hopeful ol a trade with Boston, the suspicion prevailing that the Braves are In a mood to part with Spahn In order to augment their right- handed hitting strength as well as fortify the defense in the Infield, Should Ihe trade be consummated, Cox would be Installed as Boston's regular shortstop. Spahn is the man the Dodgers cpvet the most despite his com paratively poor 14-19 won and lost record last season. The 30-year-old southpaw, a victim of weafc hitting »nd & mediocre defense behind him, failed lo notch 20 or more victories for the first time in four years in 1851. He topped the circuit in strikeouts for the third successive season with 182. Simmons, only 23. posted a 14-8 record including six shutouts nnd Is inr from his peak as a big winner. Pafko enjoyed a successful sen- son wllh a .207 halting mark that Included 19 home runs and 85 RBIs. ire will be 32 in Februiuy, a year older than Furillo, whose bat- ling mark dropped to .241. Carl, however, Is regarded ns one of the best defensive ttyrtiRsers In the league nnd is possessor of the most accurate arm in Ihe majors. Glowing reports on Don Hoak, a kid third bnsemnn brought up from Montreal (or next season, make Cox dispensable. Hodges, Brooklyn's leading slug gcr the past three years, has been mentioned In every trade rumo involving Ihe Dodgers. The slug ging first baseman walloped 3 home runs and ranked fourth wit' his 102 RBts but slumped In tin final month of the campaign am was handcuffed wllhout a hit tn thi World Series. His batting marl was .254. As a fielder, he is seconi I to none. 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Phone Dell 2S81 (Afler 4 p.m. Call Blytheville 2284) (Charge Accounts Accepted \Vhon Credit Is Accepted) Lucky Fritz; Drew's Name in Pot; Hogs Ranked Fourth in Offense No. 2 punier, with McHan sixth. Murray Elton stood fourth In klckoff returns and Carl Maz/:a fourth In. place kicking. Injury-forced idleness In the last three games knocked Leu-Is carpeii- —'.cr down to fifth in pass receiving. . "Cowo/s/a Boys Meet Match 'n Red, Canny The terrible Kawalski • brothers, ivan and Karl, finally met their match last night when they tangled vlth a pair of real professional meanies, Red Roberts and Bill Canny and Roberts proved their 'Iret fall win \vas no fluke by taking the second to win the tag affair in straight falls. It was the first real defeat for the iawalski boys in the local American Region arena. Before last night they had lost, but only after being disqualified lor roughness. Roberts and Canny utilized right crosses and body pins to .win the first session In 25 minutes. After 28 minutes of rough" stuff Cnnny and Roberta took the deciding fall. , : . . . . :. In'lhe preliminaries, Roberts beat Ivan Kawalski with a surfboard after bombarding the Pole wtlh righ crosses for about ten minutes. Karl Kawatski made short work of Bill Canny when he jumped Canny before the latter ever got out ot his corner. He pinned Canny after one minute of knee lifts. Wilson to Plqy Keiser Tonight WTbSON — Wilson Hiqi School's boys and girls cagcrs open'the home end of their 1052-53 schedule here tonight with a doubleheadcr with Keiser teams. The Bulldogs opened their season last Wednesday night by splitting a twin bill with Dell »t : pcll. The Wilson girls were beaten 4«-44 bj Dell but the Bulldog boys won 44-43 Knute Rockne Mast Be Whirling; His Shift Now Draws Protests By GAYLE TAMJOT NEW YORK {AP) — A pair of the nation's more' prominent football teams, Notr* Dame and Syracuse, are being accused right and left of sharp practice in using quick, unexpected backfield shifts at crucinl moments of their games lo draw the opposition offside and thus benefit by a five-yard penalty.. Notre Dame employed the tactic wllh telling effect in Its upsets of Oklahoma and Southern California, each time setting UP a score with (irsl down toside It* opponent's 10. Millions of televiewers, among others, saw It work against Oklahoma. Syracuse used Its' own variation, a KOI! of quarterback shift, in defeating Fordham In its final game and winning a bid to the Orange Bowl. \ Nobody accuses either (he Iri.->h or Syracuse of breaking a rule, exactly, but there Is a widespread feeling that they gave the spirit of the game a rather thorough going-over, and it Is taken lor granted that the rules committee will slam the gate on them before another season conies around. The Rule The current rule says, in part; "No player of the offensive team shall make a false start, A false start includes a shift which simulates a play, feigning a charge, or the use of unusual variations in starting signals.'* Now Olivar Joins in Squawking Harrison Cagers Play Saturday Conch Ira Young has released his pre -, ChrEstmnj. holiday .basketball slate which finds his'Harrison High Dragons opening Satur'dify night against West Memphis here. Other games include a .Dec. 10 engagement with Osceola and Dec. 13 with parkin. On Dec. 18, Helena will come to Hnrrison. All of these games will bef played in the Harrison gymnasium and will feature boys and girls contests. Jet Master Gets Rest MIAMI (AP) — A three - time slakes winner as a juvenile in 1951, but unable to get rolling ? th!s''year, the ra'cc horse Jet Master "is being rested in Virginia in ..preparation for a comeback at Htnleah. attempt this winter What Notre Dame did, as you mEghl have seen, was shift suddenly from the "T" to ILs old box formation, ft drew a valuable offside penalty Against both the Soon- ers and the Trojans, though the ball was hoi snapped. Coach Jesse Hill of Southern Cal declared that "the play Is designed solely to draw the defense offside." In the Syracuse version, as we have had It explained, the Orange quarterback, after .stooping behind his" center, rises .abruptly and makes n motion with his arm, as Ihougti pitching the ball out and back. As one' may imagine, this causes 'several tensed-up linemen to jump «s though slung. Coach Ed Diinowski aC Fordham had this to say about the maneuver: tip to Officials "It's up to the officials to decide whether it's legal or not. I can't do anything about it. But there's no question that it is Intended to pull a team offside. It should be barred." -. On the olher hand, Ben SchwarU- Walder, the Syracuse mentor, de fended the move vigorously, saying that it was designed solely to put an occasional check on an opposing line which has been anticipating the snap and barreling In too fast. This could, of course, he used as well in defense of the Notre Dame slrategem. . "What's wrong with out-tricking a team?" Schwartzwalder was quotec additionally. "That's the big idea of the game, isn't It?" ' v . Perhaps we have grown cynical, but It seems here that the whole thing boils :down to the fact tha' a couple of smart coaches reac LOS ANGELES, </Pl — Coaches Jess Hill of Southern California and Bud Wilkinson of Oklahoma have rapped the Noire Dame shift and Yale's head man, Jordan Olf- var, now joins the chorus. The teams of Hill and Wilkinson lost to the Fighting Irish, but' Olivar's club did not face them. 1 Still, he told the Football Writers' Association yesterday: "I would resent, the shift if it were pulled a'galnst my learn. It isn't part of football; it's just a trick in which a.learn is not gaining a fair five yards," Southern California;drew a five- yard penalty against Notre Dame last Saturday- that gnve the Irish a first down on the four on Ihe "sucker shift," and Don Clark, Southern Cat's assistant line conch, claims the- Irish , wouldn't 1 have scored except for the penalty, requiring four downs to go across. But Paul Zimmerman, sports editor of the Los Angeles Times, commented today: "We always get a big laugh out of squabbles over the technical advantages oE shifts, Jumping the ball, etc. The Notre Dame shift, whicii has drawn several teams offside at crucial points this season, is of course within the rules. The . Irish have used it all season. "If the Trojans can't move the ball better than they did against Notre Dame, or UCLA for that matter, they're going to have similar trouble with the Wisconsin defensive unit in the Rose Bowl," fight Get Releases NEW YORK (/I*)— Since the close j of the ba.seball senson. eight major! leaguers have been ottlctally re-j leased as players. j They arc Tommy Holmes/released I by the Dodgers to manage Milwair- ! kce; Manager Lou Boudrcau of the Hcd Sox who was taken off the active,playing list; Birdie TebbeUs of Cleveland, Charley Keller of the Yankees, Dick Fowler of the Athletics and Clyde Kluttz, Tom Fcr- rtck and Joe Hayncs of the Senators. • BUILDERS SUPPLY 1 /2 Price WALL PAPER SALE MOW ON South Highway 61 FRYERS NOW AVAILABLE! l"r.s. Mrs: Housewife, STEED'S Famnns Snn«rclean FRYERS are now available in Blythevillc and surrounding territory.' They're STJFERCLEAN, no feathers, no pin feathers, and above all they're not yellow . . . . they're All WHITE! The yellow cuticle is removed, making them while; most chickens are jellow until thej are prncessc* In this manner. Chickens aren't "Just chickens" anymore; they hive Individuality. Ask your grocer for STEED'S Fryerj »nd tte how verr rood a chicken can really be. You deserve the best! STEEDS POULTRY FARMS JUDSONIA, ARK. Bleed's Famous Superclean Fryers are distributed in,this area by— NUNN PROVISION CO. ...TO ALL TV SET OWNERS We will modify the average TV antenna for best reception on Channel a and adjust your set for only $19.95. This will save you having lo purchase a new antenna for Channel a. * 19 95 CASH ONLY GUARANTEED Blytheville Sales COMPANY 109 East Main, PHONE 3616 Fred Collihan RADIO SERVICE 110 South First PHONE 2642 the fine print a little more closely than their fellows. All the rules committee needs to do in this case, actually, is go back to the old regulation that there can be no offside unless the ball snapped. Does anyone in the house know why they changed U in the first place? Beizbol Draws Wrath of Red Sports Paper MOSCOW r^J — The newspaper Soviet Sport claimed today that Americans are trying to force American baseball — "beizbol" — on Italy. The Russian organ said, ho'-vover, that the Italian people are resisting American efforts to install the national -American sport in Italy, Thus," said the paper, "Italian people are answering American colonizers who drag thither not only vulgar, literature-and gangster films, but also their degraded sports directed at arousing audiences nnd the wildest instinct* in nthlete.s." "In exporting Into Italy types of sport competitions with the trademark;' "Made in The'u. S." the transoceanic gentlemen hope by this means to more quickly confuse Italian youth and obtain from it reliable reserves of bandits and murderers, prepared for unqualified obedience to masters," wrote Sport, Sport said the game is famous as being "One of the roughest types of sports mosb often ot all accompanied by human victims. "It is a rare game which takes place without scandals and fighta •and without wounds and injuries," .The paper also attacked Pope Pius XII for receiving Italian and Spanish teams and presenting players with medals. IN EVERY BOTTLE Balanced to i man's tati '004 «" Beautiful New Brick Home Located 505 E. Hatdin. 2 bedrooms, one and one half tile balhs, knotty pine den, large living room, dining room, Deluxe Geneva kitchen. Breezeway, attached garage and store room. Equipped with FrJgfdalre Air Conditioner, central Lennox heating 1 sjstern. Steel stonn, sashes. Lot 100 x 185, Price $24,500. Just completed this 6 room house and bilh at 413 £. Hardin. Natural gas hcat T attic fan, beautiful Geneva Kitchen. Large •toragc attic. Garage and .store room. Large landscaped lot- Price {16,000. ^ See or Call JOHNNY MARR Phone'4111 Res. Phone 2596

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